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St. Kitts & Nevis

Rapp, Laura & Diane Hunter Publishing ePub

St. Kitts was known to the Caribs as Liamuiga, the fertile isle, before Columbus dubbed it St. Christopher. The French, British, Dutch and Spanish were all aware of St. Christopher, but none braved the fierce Caribs to settle there until Sir Thomas Warner arrived in 1623 with a small group of English settlers. He claimed the island for the British, who shortened the name to St. Kitts.

Not long afterwards the French established a settlement at Basseterre, south of the British settlement near Old Road. The two cultures lived peacefully for a time in the same manner as the Dutch and French occupy St. Maarten today. However, the Carib Indians were unwilling to share their territory and attacked the British settlement, murdering many of the settlers.

Sir Thomas Warner escaped to recruit British and French troops, who banded together and mounted an attack to drive the Caribs from their stronghold in the hills. As a result, the picturesque island became the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in Caribbean history. An estimated 2,000 Caribs were slaughtered, causing the river to flow with blood for days. The site of the massacre was named Bloody Point, and island tour guides speak of the incident with a sense of remorse.

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Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF


Each face repeats its former attitude.

How with our glances we beset the street!

Each man and woman in their separate mood

Pass through the dust of wind and do not know

It is their own reflections that they meet,

So shared are feelings which we undergo.

Yet straining towards a meeting we depart

(Still fixed upon stark shadows we have grown)

The simple, present and intrinsic heart,

And feel that others move in worlds which we

Could pass as foreigners but never own:

There are more meeting-places than we see.

Stripped to the cries of children or the words

A blind man speaks who begs an alms to come,

We move in doubt and stealthily towards

Wide squares where shadows draw back from a place

Sun is set free in, and it feels like some

Room where we recognise each human face.


Let it disturb no more at first

Than the hint of a pool predicted far in a forest,

Or a sea so far away that you have to open

Your window to hear it.

Think of it then as elemental, as being


Not for a cup to be taken to it and not

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Children in Summer

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Skill though it is hard for you to learn.

You teach us patience, yes, but so much more,

You keep an eye on us and you discern

Our many moods. In your life there’s a pure

Vision you must earn

By slowness for you have no knowledge of

Facile thinking, acting. In our world

You show immediate feeling, gentle love

But you are at the mercy of our cold

Moments and must move

With hard precision. Everything is fraught

With risk for you. You run to hug us and

Never doubt that we shall understand

And give love back to you. You’ve never thought

If we should take your hand

Gently and repay your total trust.

Today I met you and tonight I can’t

Forget what you are teaching. You are just

Where we take easy sides. How much I want

You now when I am lost.

Yes, lost by cruelty where I must live

Planned animosity. I find you where

Kindness is all about. Your parents give

Me gracious love to which you add your care

And start to heal my grief.

Children in Summer

We sweat and grumble and the noon sun has

No mercy on us. Tiny gusts of breeze

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Five The Kizer Revolution

Longman, Phillip Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Thanks to the triumph of the Hardhats, the veterans healthcare system was emerging in the mid-1990s as a world leader in the use of information technology to improve the practice of medicine. But the system was in deep political crisis—a quarter of its hospital beds were empty.1 One government audit in 1994 found that 21 out of 153 VA surgeons had gone a year or more without picking up a scalpel.2

It looked like what would finally undo the veterans healthcare system was the rapidly declining population of veterans. By the mid-1990s, World War II veterans were passing away at a rate of 1,000 per day. Moreover, those who survived in retirement tended to migrate from the Northeast and the Midwest to the Sunbelt, leaving veterans hospitals in places like Pittsburgh or on the Colorado plains with wards of empty beds and idle staff. Meanwhile, in places like Tampa and St. Petersburg, veterans hospitals were overwhelmed with new patients, who, facing overcrowded conditions and overworked staff, found plenty to complain about.

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Chapter Four: Ashtanga-vinyasa Yoga

Meagan McCrary New World Library ePub

If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter — if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.

— SRI K. PATTABHI JOIS, founder of Ashtanga-vinyasa yoga

Introduction: Steeped in Ancient Tradition

Ashtanga-vinyasa yoga is a dynamic, physically demanding practice that synchronizes the breath with every movement to produce internal heat as students move through a set series of postures. The method is a process of purification, heating the body and eliminating toxins and impurities through sweat. Over time, the result is a healthy, toned, and flexible body — the foundation for cleansing the sense organs and controlling the mind in order for Self-realization to occur.

The classical system of yoga is accredited to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (known to his students as Guruji), who emphasized that the “Ashtanga yoga method is Patanjali Yoga,” which is to say that the popular style of yoga is the eight-limbed path of internal purification depicted in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Beginning with the yamas (moral code) and niyamas (personal discipline), practitioners must progress through all eight stages of practice in order to achieve yoga, union with the universal Self. However, to be able to practice the first and second limbs, the yamas and niyamas, the body must first be strong and healthy, free of disease or obstacles that may destabilize the mind and sense organs. Jois, therefore, began by first teaching his students the third limb, asana. With asana he taught a specific breathing technique called ujjayi breath, one of the key elements of this system of yoga. By learning to regulate their breath, students can begin to stabilize their sense organs and still their mind. With strength, steadiness, and clarity of mind, students are then able and ready to contemplate and develop the yamas and niyamas as they move into the deeper stages of yoga.

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9 - Donald Meltzer's Supervision of Psychotherapy with a Psychotic Child

Margaret Cohen Karnac Books ePub

Jeanne Magagna

The structure of time is inextricably linked with the concept of hope. In the beginning of a baby's life there is hope, hope for a communion with the mother and father as loving, protective, caring figures. Alongside this hope is a preconception that the breast will meet the baby's requirements to be nourished. As the baby grows and matures, holding on to this hope is both difficult and dangerous; hope can be filled with too much greed to possess all of a mother's and father's life. Hope can involve a constitutional incapacity to tolerate the frustration of waiting for mother's reappearance, filled with rage at mother for not being attuned to the baby's rhythm of communicating needs. Hope is then submerged beneath rage and disappointment with mother. Hope, which promised a future of contentment, then becomes despair. Without hope, there is no sense of the future, just the disappointing present or the yearning for a moment in the past that was experienced as good.

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CHAPTER ONE Chomsky with Joyce

Eric Laurent Karnac Books PDF


Chomsky with Joyce

The following lecture was delivered at the École de la Cause freudienne on 11 April

2005. Under Serge Cottet’s chairmanship, Jacques Aubert and Éric Laurent were invited to present the recently published Book of Lacan’s Seminar, Le Sinthome.


hen you look at Jacques Lacan’s admirable Seminar XXIII in the form it has now found,1 with its superb and serene knots, matched up with Lacan’s 1975 lecture, with the surprising

“Reading notes” by Jacques Aubert, and finally with Jacques-Alain

Miller’s “Note threaded stitch by stitch”, one can scarcely imagine our dread back then as we sat in the audience of Lacan’s Seminar.

In November 1975, we could but take measure of our unfathomable ignorance.

First of all, there was Joyce, whom we thought we had read when we were younger. We knew that this was just a first entry into reading

Joyce, but we did think we had crossed the threshold. Now all of a sudden we found ourselves back on the outside. We simply weren’t on the right page. We would have to start from scratch. It was “all hands on deck” to try to get hold of a copy of the Viking Press edition of Finnegans

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Principals’ Technology Leadership: How a Conceptual Framework Shaped a Mixed Methods Study

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub



Principals’ Technology Leadership

How a Conceptual Framework Shaped a Mixed Methods Study

ABSTRACT: A multifaceted conceptual framework of principals’ technology leadership informed the design of a mixed methods case study exploring leadership practices across three school jurisdictions in Alberta, Canada. Leadership practices of K-12 school principals involved in making school-wide improvements integrating technology were examined. The intent of this article is to discuss how the conceptual framework influenced the research process as an interconnection of learning theory based on the learning sciences, transformative knowledge-building pedagogies, and the complexities for school leaders as they cultivate a growth-oriented culture. Findings are related to three key areas: (1) leadership preparation is needed in instructional leadership and technological fluency; (2) online networks can support professional learning; and (3) practitioner–researcher partnerships can support innovation in schools.

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Chapter 8: The War for Confederate Independence, 1861–1865

Nathan A. Jennings University of North Texas Press ePub

Texas's way of war culminated in the massive mobilization of its forces under the Confederate banner for the American Civil War. Lasting from 1861 to 1865, subjugation by the Union Army presented the greatest territorial threat since Santa Anna's attempted reconquest in 1836. With such existential peril Texas's horsemen responded en masse with enthusiasm. The scope of deployment as light cavalry, mounted riflemen, partisan rangers, and mounted militia was unprecedented in North American history and reflected the pinnacle of mounted warfare on the continent. The resulting quantity of Texan horsemen who fought in the Civil War remained unmatched by any state, Confederate or Union, proving the centrality of mounted arms in their society's unique approach to warfare.1

As in Texas's previous conflicts, its frontier communities, towns, and cities embraced rebellion with a distinctive martial fervor. For most Texans the contest reflected a nationalistic crusade to preserve Lone Star freedom and honor as they fought first to protect home territory, then for safety of extended family in threatened states, and lastly to preserve the Confederacy. As articulated by Victor Rose of the 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment, “To us, Texas was the ‘nation’; to her alone we owed allegiance; we were allied with the other Southern States, not indissolubly joined.”2 In this regard, the war was seen by many Texans as the second war for independence where they countered yet another foreign army compelling political subordination through military conquest.

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Mangina, Joseph Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


James W. Haring


Modernity typically casts critical biblical scholarship and “pre-critical” biblical exegesis as antagonists. These stock characters have begun to disintegrate, and here I offer an example that rescripts them as unwitting partners. Both, in fact, have a substantial commonality: they confront modern readers with something foreign. If early Christian biblical interpretation is foreign to modern sensibilities in its use of allegory and its detection of spiritual meanings, modern biblical scholarship often brings into relief just how foreign the Scriptures are when understood on their own terms and in their own context. Thus, it is ironic, but perhaps unsurprising, to find that when biblical scholars uncover the strangeness of the (often implicit) worldview of the authors of the Hebrew Bible, it sometimes cancels out the strangeness of early biblical interpreters. What emerges is that the strangeness of these early interpretations was sometimes linked not to a failure to read the biblical texts perceptively, but to the cultural and intellectual proximity of early interpreters to the very strangeness of the biblical texts themselves.

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9 Western Europe

Jeremy M. Black Indiana University Press ePub

LE NATIONALISME, CEST LA GUERRE” [“NATIONALISM IS WAR”], declared François Mitterrand, president of France from 1981 to 1995, in a speech to the European Parliament in 1995. On the one hand, this statement captured the variety of tensions between national and supranational identities in Europe, and notably the disruptive legacy of nationalism. On the other hand, supra-nationalism, especially in the shape of the European Union, contested the search for renewed patriotism and the sense of national identity in many European countries. Moreover, this supra-nationalism was not readily compatible with an emphasis on cultural diversity and political pluralism.

From a related, but different, perspective, there is a ready tension in contemporary Europe between two uses of history, a tension amply demonstrated in 2014 as Scotland debated independence from Britain and, thereby, separation from England. The first use is the attempt to fashion new myths intended to serve as the basis for a new prospectus of power. The second is the assertion of more longstanding national accounts that, in part, act as a critique of such a new prospectus. The key new myth is that of Europe as an integrationist project resting on a common history and culture – although that is not the sole level of such new history. At the national and regional levels, there have also been attempts to fashion new myths. However, in many senses, these attempts relate to longstanding tensions and debates at these levels, for example over the status of Catalonia within Spain, and are not comparable to the European myth.

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3. The wake-up call of adolescence: time-limited clinical work with three young people

Gillian Miles Karnac Books ePub

Agathe Gretton

Je ne trouve rien dans ma memoire qui soit en meme temps aussi enchante et aussi desenchante“ [I can’t find anything in my memory that might be at the same time enchanted and disenchanted].

Alain Fournier, Correspondance

“Despite it all I feel strong: I have my mother’s backbone inside.”

The 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee,
from the original novel by David Beniof

As we all know, adolescence offers the possibility of reworking some of our earliest conflicts. The hormonal changes in the body lead to a redefinition of the young person’s sense of self and identity. The new sexualized body gives immediate reality to the possibility of intercourse and reproduction, thereby remembering and making possible the taboo of incest (the longing to have sex with a parent) and, at best, promoting some degree of resolution of the Oedipus complex. It is noticeable that this reactivation or reworking of our deepest sense of identity should be rooted in our body, just as in the very beginning of life our sense of self was defined by our body ego; we may here want to recall Freud’s statement that our ego is first and foremost a body ego.

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Chapter 3 | Political Plunge

Carol O’Keefe Wilson University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter 3

Political Plunge


hile the Ferguson household enjoyed a degree of status and privilege, Jim busied himself with promoting the interests of the bank.

In February of 1912, he spoke before a group of about one hundred at the Fourth District Bankers’ Association in Waco on the subject of overdrafts. The following day, the Dallas Morning News published this statement in its report on Ferguson’s remarks, “He could sympathize with and appreciate the position of the man who was sometimes forced to take this step, but declared the promiscuous over drafter was as much a parasite as the proverbial chinch bug.”1

Always passionately opinionated and vocal, Jim spoke out against banking reforms that he believed gave the government too much sway in the private sector. His exhaustive work in keeping Bell County free of local-option prohibition further confirmed his interest in politics and his (then) conservative leanings.

In 1902 he acted successfully as county campaign manager for Congressman

Robert L. Henry of Waco. He took part in the campaign of Robert Davidson for governor in 1910, worked toward Oscar Colquitt’s re-election as governor in 1912, and supported Champ Clark’s bid for the nomination for US President in 1912, all early hints at his own developing political aspirations. 2

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CAPÍTULO 3 - La posición esquizo-paraonide: el yo como objeto

Ogden, Thomas Ediciones Karnac ePub

La afirmación “Yo vivo” es sólo correcta con reservas, expresa sólo una parte pequeña y superficial del principio “El hombre es vivido por el Ello”.

George Groddeck

La visión de Melanie Klein del desarrollo psicológico puede contemplarse como una progresión bifásica de lo biológico a lo impersonal-psicológico y de lo impersonal-psicológico a lo subjetivo. El primero de estos avances en el desarrollo implica una transformación del infante como entidad puramente biológica en el infante como entidad psicológica. Para Klein, esta transformación está mediada por lo que he denominado estructuras psicológicas profundas asociadas a los instintos de vida y muerte. La fantasía es un reflejo del funcionamiento de estas estructuras psicológicas profundas, al igual que el habla es el “producto de” las estructuras lingüísticas profundas. Para Klein, el paso de lo biológico a lo psicológico constituye la entrada del infante en la posición esquizo-paranoide. Como se tratará más adelante, la posición esquizo-paranoide es una fase de desarrollo en la que el yo existe predominantemente como objeto. Se trata de una fase de desarrollo de la “elloidad”, en la que el infante es vivido por su experiencia. Los pensamientos y los sentimientos le suceden al infante en lugar de ser pensados o sentidos por el infante.

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Icicles Tine Barnward from the Barn’s Shallow Eave

Rob Schlegel The Center for Literary Publishing ePub

Barbwire fence extending field to thicket
from which the flushed birds shed icy shells.

That I should climb each tree before I torch it.

Tongue and bone
abandon me for light resisting alignment.

If this is lament, drown it behind the dam
made with leaves
by the careful feet that mudded them there,
severed now and soldered
to the barn-boards, sun-bleached and split,
this hour into halves stacked in cords.

The fence through which wind blows snow enough
to bury it. Would that I envisage things real
only after I say them so—

against the knife’s tip, I slip its pale skin
weight of ash
essential to welcome—

as I dress the bird its feathers scatter.
Ecdysis or wind
in which sound begets particulates of sound
I have not yet lit to watch the flare and flare.

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